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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
his promises the and as the election draws near the candidates are laser focus on job creation in their campaign pitches. >> we have a different view about how to create jobs and prosperity. this country doesn't succeed when only the rich get richer. >> i want to keep taxes down on small business so we can create jobs. this is about good jobs for the american people. >> reporter: when asked who would best handle unemployment, voters surveyed in a cnn orc poll taken before the week's debate picked romney by a 51- 45% margin over obama. today's numbers will be especially scrutinized because after this there is just one more jobs report expected before the november election. in washington, i am emily schmidt. >> the job report the numbers are due out by 8:30 this morning. >> claims are up about 367,000 americans filed for first time unemployment benefits last week. that's 4,000 more than the week before. those numbers are important because they serve as an indicator to how healthy the job market is overall. >>> in news around the nation this morning, drivers in california are getting
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
been running on the tax plan and now five weeks before the election he's saying the big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: there was this memorable moment. >> 20 years ago i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed the marry me. >> i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: despite that one moment, the candidates didn't seem to agree much and really pushed each other on their policies and proposals that were talked about during this debate. for what happens next? of course both campaigns will try to spin this and declare a victory of sorts, the surrogates are out and about and talking to members of the media. of course we're going to have to wait and see what the voters think. in denver, colorado, i'm tory dunnan, back to you. >> neither candidate is wasting any time after last night's debate. today they're both getting back out on the campaign trail this afternoon. president obama will speak at an event in denver before heading to columbus, ohio for another event that happens tonight. meanwhile mitt romney is going
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
most of this is as a result of bad bookkeeping. >> if the state board of elections are relying on the department of health and mental hygiene as the sole source of information, then why are we having all these dead people. something is not working. the state of maryland will not remove a dead voter if they die out of the state. >> reporter: there are several checks in place. baltimore city elections board said every year they purge hundreds provided by the state and requests by families. jones said they have to be careful about removing people from those rolls. >> if we're not notified from -- of a death, then the name stays. we used to get it in writing from the local court. now it's give tonight state and the state purges those names from the voter rolls. >> reporter: hey said they sent the -- he said they sent the results to the state but have not heard back about the findings. katie brown said they reviewed that information and have taken steps to verify that information and will act if they find any issues. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >> a beautiful fall day. october the 1st.
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm EDT
after his first meeting. will that translate into more votes on election day? we have more on what we are hearing the campaign trail today. i'm sure this is what ever is talking about. >> reporter: it is. they -- interesting thing. will it impact the election? couple of ways to break it down. one to look at historicly. that's what gollup did, taking a look at the last other years of debates, they found two impacted the election. in 1960 with nixon and kennedy and in 2000 with bush and gore. the other thing, is to look at what happened today when romney saw the story line shift in his direction. the republican nominee couldn't resist another stop in denver. he surprised colorado's action committee by joining his sons on stage and talking of feeling the energy. >> i said the president's vision has trickle down government and i don't think that's what american believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> reporter: the president made a denver appearance as well. he said last night's debate also reminded him of two things, both named romney. >> the real romney
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
this neighborhood. the push will continue until election day on november 6th. cheryl conner abc2 news. >>> so called popular kids thought they pulled off a prank. it backfired. now they are embarrassed on tv ne. find out what happened here. >> it is cool overhead now. spotty showers moving across the state. it is a warm up in the seven- day forecast. that's coming up. >>> 16-year-old high school student was honored for the high school court as a prank. now the joke is on the bully. >> reporter: it was the whirl wind weekend that wasn't supposed to be. hummer limo at the homecoming dance. standing ovation on the football field. sophomore whitney on the homecoming court in her michigan high school. last week she found out her nomination for homecoming queen was a prank engineered by bullies. 16-year-old was so upset she thought about suicide. >> i thought i wasn't worthy. >> reporter: with the help of family and friends support whitney facebook page was set up receiving 20,000 likes. her story touching people around the country and the world. >> i want her to know there are people here
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
. >> the two candidates have different takes on the exact same numbers. with election day just 32 days away, both sides realize how important it s -- it is. first came the numbers. the unemployment rate fell. it's down from 142,000 in august but on par with what many economists predicted. then came the reaction. >> this morning we found that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest rate since i took office. >> reporter: the president cited the report as evidence his policies is working. >> today's news is not an excuse to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: romney has been critical of the white house, failing to get it below 8%. >> unemployment above 8%. >> reporter: today without the benchmark romney found areas to fault the opponent. >> the unemployment rate has come down very, very slowly. the reason it has come down is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have stopped looking for work. >> reporter: also if elected, mitt romney is promising to add 12 million jobs
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm EDT
most anticipated night of the election season. tory dunnan joins us at the site of the first debate. i know the candidates are behind closed doors in debate mode. a lot of pressure coming up in the next 24 hours. >> reporter: kelly, you got that right. both campaigns say these candidates have actually met each other a few times in person but they'll be seeing a lot of each other tomorrow night in denver in the first of three presidential debates. the campaign trail is quiet today as each campaign honkers down to study in the final hours. the president is in nevada sparring with massachusetts senator john kerry, playing the role of mitt romney. >> it's not so much winning or losing or the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about somethingigger than that. >> reporter: romney meanwhile is in denver. ohio senator rob port man is doing his best obama impersonation. it has the president beating nationally by three points within the margin of error. despite a rough couple of weeks, however, romney is well within striking distance. right here on the stage, for the first time the
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
be deciding factors in the election. both candidates were aggressive as they talked act the economy, health care and the role of the government. karen travers breaks down the argument. >> reporter: the president and romney finally went head to head. right out of the gate the candidates boiled down their economic arguments. >> governor romney, has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, go toward the wealthy and roll back regulation that we will be better off. i have a different view. >> the president has a view similar to the one he had when he ran four years ago. if you will trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer former. >> reporter: his comments about the 47% have taken a toll on his campaign. even before that leaked video show that americans think he favors the wealthy. tonight he wanted to try to change that perspective. >> the people who are having the hard time right now are middle income americans. under the president's policies they have been buried. they are just being crushed. i will not under any circumstances race taxes on middle income families
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the election and in just three days the president and romney will go face to face in their first debate of the campaign. the president and romney off the campaign trail as they prepare for a game on in the debates. with the president pull ahead in the polls many say this debate is important for romney. >> don't think anyone would suggest the debates aren't important. i can't tell you how important it'll be. >> reporter: analysts say the first could make or break. the president report lid held up preparing to confront romney. >> closer to home high school students were hitting the streets this weekend with a message. the group intersection went door to door through northeast baltimore asking others to support the dream act with question four on the ballot in november and it would allow illegal immigrants to pay the discounted in-state tuition price if they attend maryland high schools and if they have filed tax returns. there. are a lot of people who work hard in school do their best and try and really deserve to go to college. >> opponents say it costs the state money. they have
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:55am EDT
employment report. the next to last one before the election. ahead of the numbers, a new snapshot on jobsch the number of americans applying for first time unemployment benefits rose slightly for the week up 4,000 to 367,000. mortgage rates have tumbled again to fresh all time lows. 15 year loans are down to 2.69%. and 30 year mortgages are at 3.36%. zagot is out. wendy's is being reviewed and so is subway pizza hut taco bell and mcdonald's. starbucks today the coffee rating and the ceo says the company's goal was to open 1,000 new shops in the u.s. in the next five years. that could mean 20,000 new jobs. that's america's money. i am rob nelson. >>> you are watching the station that works for you. now,
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
the election. >> first ladies getting involved. >>> driving a bus carries responsibility. >> it does and coming up next, there is so much to worry about when you are on the bus. but getting attacked on the job shouldn't be one of them. we will show you what happened on one bus. the whole thing caught on camera. crear care 3q i can't stand these spots. those spots are actually leftover food and detergent residue that can redeposit on your dishware during the rinse cycle. gross. jet-dry rinse agent helps wash them away so the only thing left behind is the shine. jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine. >>> you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> back to school shopping is over. the holidays are a ways off so now might be a good time to spend some money. >> between work and
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
there were hundreds of dead vetters in the last election, and they again found some this here, who died, some have been dead for years. >> we found two voters that have died and who voted after their date of death. >> now, keller says that at a nursing home out of the 90 registered voters, 42 were dead but their names were active on the rolls. she thinks the election board ought to mind the books better. >>> with just one more full day to prepare for the first debate, president obama and mitt romney are doing the same thing, they are playing down their own debating skills. they are taughting the other's talents, the latest poll shows a close gap. karen traverse has more from washington. >> reporter: this campaign has been going on for nearly two years. finally, it is debate season for the nominees. the time when americans seem to really start paying attention. president obama is rehearsing with john kerry while mitt romney is squaring off against rob portman. both have challenges and check lifts. is working on shorter answers and trying to avoid sounding like the professor he was before
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
others serving life without parole. >>> you know as we get closer to election day several groups are speaking out about the issues. tonight it was jump the broom for marriages. the group opposes marriage its for same sex couples and carried signs at the intersection of charles street and north avenue. several polls have shown a growing support for the measure. something jump the broom leaders say they have trouble believing. >> we do not believe that with in a month it has swayed 10%. so, we are definitely saying we don't agree with that, we are say that we believe marylanders will come out and vote against question 6. >> marylanders for marriage equality said several polls show that a majority of marylander support marriage for same sex couples. they say there is also support from the president. >>> abc2 working for you helping you understand the issues you need to vote on next month. there are a lot of ballot questions including question 6. there is also a question 4, it would let illegal immigrants to get the in-state college tuition discount. then question 7, table games and gami
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